43 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel

  • PTI, Rameswaram
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2015 09:59 IST

As many as 43 Indian fishermen were on Friday arrested by Sri Lankan naval personnel while fishing in Nedunchivu and Mullaithivu areas off the island nation, officials said.

The naval personnel came there on being informed by Sri Lankan fishermen that two of them had been injured in a clash with the Indian fishermen, Joint Director of fisheries (Karaikal) Ilayaperumal, and Kennedy, 'Q' branch inspector of Ramanthapuram, said.

While the 43 fishermen and their six boats were taken to Karainagar naval camp, the injured Sri Lankan fishermen were taken to Jaffna, they said.

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